Gordon David Weber, 79, of La Mesa, California, passed away on Wednesday, March 1, 2017 at the Sharp Hospice Bonita Home in Bonita, California.
A Mass of Christian Burial was held at 9:00 a.m. on Saturday, March 11, 2017 at the St. Joseph Catholic Church of Anthon, Iowa. Father Dan Greving officiated, with interment following in the Kingsley Cemetery, of Kingsley, Iowa.
Military rites were conducted by the United States Army National Guard and Nash Post No. 140 of the American Legion of Kingsley, Iowa.
The Armstrong-Van Houten Funeral Home of Anthon, Iowa is in charge of the funeral arrangements. Condolences may be sent online to www.armstrongfuneral.com.
Gordon was born on September 17, 1937 to Louis A. and Francis (Haller) Weber. He attended St. Joseph Catholic School in Anthon, Iowa. Then he joined the Army, where a majority of his tour was in the Panama Canal Zone.
Upon his discharge from the Army, he attended Morningside College in Sioux City, Iowa, graduating in 1961 with honors.
Gordon was employed with the Department of Social Services, State of Iowa, in the Sioux City office for 21 years. He held various positions before early retirement due to health problems, which followed him the rest of his life.
He married Phyllis Maxwell on November 20, 1983. He assisted her with her gun shops in both Iowa and California, fulfilling an interest for him.
They also participated in purchasing vehicles for resale for several years. He could tell many tales about these two ventures.
In 1987, Gordon and Phyllis moved to La Mesa, where he enjoyed the friendship of his college buddy, Frank Beall.
Living in California gave Gordon the opportunity to play in several slow pitch senior softball leagues — and at one time, he played 7 days a week.
The Padres and Chargers and the Nebraska Huskers, were teams that he followed when he could no longer hunt with friends, which was his first love.
Firearms were an item of beauty to Gordon. Before health issues made it difficult, he loved to dance to country western music.
Gordon was preceded in death by his parents; brothers Paul, Chuck and Glenn; and sisters Marcia and Dorothy.
He leaves, to mourn him, his wife Phyllis and two daughters and their husbands: Ann Sabag and Micheal of Gaithersburg, Maryland and Stephanie Hollibaugh and Christopher of Hayden, Idaho.
Gordon was known as Papa to his granddaughters, Isabella Rose and Lily Kathryn Hollibaugh.
He is survived by a sister, Sharon (Lawrence) Peters of Correctionville, Iowa, and several nieces and nephews.